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The Walrus & The Carpenter (Nicholson's (Mitchells & Butlers))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Great Heck - American ClassicExcellent1
Harbour - IPAExcellent1
Backyard - Chinook IPAExcellent1
Itchen Valley - BelgarumGood1
By The Horns - Old SmokePoor1
Truman's - Eyrie (was 4.6% previously)Not Tried0
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Holy GrailNot Tried0
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale AleNot Tried0
Harviestoun - AfterglowNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale AleNot Tried0
Truman's - US PaleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Purity - Pure UBUNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Norfolk HawkerNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Walrus & The Carpenter, City, Central London

Visits Details

20 Jul 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Monday evening and a mix of tourists and regulars are watching golf on TV.
By The Horns - Old Smoke5.00PoorSmoked malt, black tea and bergamot should make for a heady mixture, in a hazy golden beer. Unfortunately the condition of the beer is so poor that it is hard to get the full flavour and it hangs together as a bit of an incoherent mess. Will hope to find a better example elsewhere.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree New World Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Harviestoun - Afterglow3.00Not Tried
30 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
A quick one in passing after trying a couple of places nearby with which I am not familiar. A bit hot and sweaty in here on a muggy evening.
Harbour - IPA5.00ExcellentEither this beer is getting better and better or this was a particularly lush example.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Norfolk Hawker4.40Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Eyrie (was 4.6% previously)4.30Not Tried
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Holy Grail4.00Not Tried
22 Sep 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Good to find this pub open on Sunday afternoon – and very busy given that it is right on the route of the cycling Tour of Britain final stage. A ten lap circuit means it is a constant round of watching the live coverage on the pub TV, then rushing out to see the riders pass in quick succession in each direction along Lower Thames Street, then back in front of the telly again. An enjoyable afternoon of good beer and top-class sport.
Backyard - Chinook IPA5.00ExcellentGood IPA-style beer with toffee malt overlain by excellent US hops. Citrussy and just a hint of smokiness.
Great Heck - American Classic5.50ExcellentA fabulous, hoppy, brown ale in the US style.
Itchen Valley - Belgarum3.90GoodA smooth, dark mild.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
St Austell - Nicholson's Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Truman's - US Pale4.60Not Tried

About The Walrus & The Carpenter

The pub sign. The Walrus & The Carpenter, City, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in City, Central London, EC3R 8BU.

This pub was originally called the Cock and was present here by 1816, a time when there were a great many pubs in the area. Historically this was a Charrington’s Brewery house; it was leased to Young’s Brewery for a time in the 1990s and is now with Nicholson’s. By 1983 it had been renamed The Walrus & The Carpenter and at this time it was still described as being a multi-roomed pub. It is now opened out into a single room, but the floorspace is split-level and extends around the bar in an L-shape, effectively dividing the room into sections. There are also basement and first floor bars.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 18 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC3R 8BU